Six students of University Malaya were just trying to exercise their constitutional right to assembly and freedom of expression. However, their weapons – placards and a clown caricature – appeared to be too insulting and damaging to former Prime Minister Najib Razak, so he unleashed a pack of gangsters upon the six peaceful demonstrators.
The students must have hit where it hurt crooked Mr Najib the most when the placards that read – “Najib tak malu (Najib is shameless)” and “Mana RM2.6 billion? (Where is the RM2.6 billion?)” – were seen as too provocative to the former Malaysian leader, whose private bank account was discovered to have a stash of US$681 million (RM2.6 billion).
A big cut-out of a caricature of the former premier as a clown, popularly used during “Bersih” movement which ultimately brought down the previous Barisan Nasional regime led by Najib, was perhaps the final straw that broke the camel’s back. UMNO supreme council member Lokman Noor Adam went straight for the caricature and grabbed it and furiously tore it into pieces.
Humiliated by the caricature, as if it was more lethal than a WMD (weapon of mass destruction), Mr. Lokman led his gang of thugs charging against the six university students who held their mini rally behind a railing, while Najib was having a programme at a nearby restaurant. Najib’s gangsters then climbed over the railing and started shouting at the students.
The six students were overwhelmed by the UMNO’s gangsters, whose intimidation and confrontation quickly turned aggressive and ugly. Soon, a scuffle broke out between the Najib’s thuggish supporters and the University Malaya students. One of Najib’s thugs even held University Malaya Association of New Youth president Wong Yan Ke in a reverse chokehold and grabbed his hair and hit him.
Najib Razak, the first prime minister in the history of the country to be slapped with record 42 charges of criminal breach of trust (CBT), money laundering and abuse of power, has been screaming for freedom of expression after his downfall. Yet, the same Najib could not accept it when the students practised the same constitutional right across the street from the restaurant where he was speaking.
Not only were the students physically beaten, at least two journalists from Malaysiakini were also harassed by the thuggish UMNO leaders – Lokman and Petaling Jaya Selatan UMNO chief Mutalib Abdul Rahim. As Malaysiakini intern Jimadie Shah Othman was trying to call her boss to alert him of the confrontation, Mutalib snatched a name card from the journalist.
The assault on the students was so bad that Minister of Education, Dr Maszlee Malik, had condemned Najib’s supporters as “thugs, extremist and terrorist”. Heck, not impressed that their hooliganism was exposed, Najib’s minions incredibly played the racial card – twisting and spinning that the university students’ peaceful demonstration deserved the beatings for “insulting the Malays”.
Yes, not only Najib’s band of gangsters possesses very low intellectual and emotional intelligence, they also cowardly used the racial card to justify their extremism and terrorism mentality. If UMNO leaders could still demonstrate their gangsterism toward undergraduates, even after the party had lost its power 10 months ago, imagine their past barbaric behaviour.
Najib has expressed his regret over what he called a “commotion”, but refuses to condemn his blue-eyed boy Lokman’s act of terrorism. The shameless former UMNO president, amusingly, claimed that the attacker who assaulted University Malaya Association of New Youth president Wong Yan Ke was not a party member, but just a passerby.
Sure, that was what the serial liar Najib told the world too when his partner-in-crime Jho Low (fullname: Low Taek Jho) was fully exposed four years ago. During the March-April parliamentary session back in 2015, Najib told Parliament that Mr. Low had never worked in 1MDB, or had any business dealings with the 1MDB investment fund.
The defiant Lokman – Najib’s strongest supporter and loudest cheerleader – appears to have lost his mind after losing his lucrative position as Director of Communications of the Finance Ministry which he held from Dec 2016 to May 2018. Since then, he has been stirring up racial and religion sentiments among the Malays that they have lost power to the “Chinese, Christians and Communists”.
After the attacks, the twisted minds of racist Lokman claims that the student whom was beaten by the so-called “passerby” gangster “should be grateful that UMNO members rescued him from a beating”. The scumbag said – “The student should be grateful because UMNO leaders were there and stopped him from being beaten by people who were angered by their rudeness.”
Mr Lokman’s stupidity was so amazing that his colleague, former UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin, who had previously promised to sack him for having “IQ of a carrot”, agreed that the actions of Najib’s gangsters was unacceptable and that the party must condemn the thuggish behaviour shown.
Curiously, the Royal Malaysia Police under the leadership of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohamad Fuzi Harun seems to have thrown their support behind Najib’s gangsters. Instead of arresting and charging the UMNO thugs, the police have questioned the university students instead. Perhaps Fuzi, one of 17,000 political appointees under Najib regime, was hallucinating that his former boss is still the prime minister.
At best, the despicable IGP Fuzi should have charged Lokman and his gang members of criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum of two years in jail or fine, or both, upon conviction. At worst, the UMNO gangsters should be charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing hurt, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years and a fine or whipping upon conviction.
Clearly, even after the corrupt and racist UMNO party was defeated last May, its scumbags continue to act as if they are still the government of the day. But the burning question is this – why PM Mahathir’s lieutenant – Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin – closed one eye despite the police force openly support the UMNO gangsters? Perhaps it’s alright to bash the students since they’re Chinese.
Source : Finance Twitter